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by kfa4303
02 Aug 2015, 14:19
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Anyone use LED Light Bars? Post pics!
Replies: 15
Views: 1862

Anyone use LED Light Bars? Post pics!

You all seem to be inland guys, but for the record, boats should not have "driving lights"....ever. In fact, they're illegal in most places primarily because they're a hazard to others. Ship captains and pilots all know that you NEVER use white light at night either. Instead, red light is easiest on...
by kfa4303
07 Jul 2014, 11:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: roof
Replies: 21
Views: 2248

roof

Bimini tops are great, but can be a little pricey, but here's a link to a DIY version. https://www.duckworksmagazine.com/06/howto/bimini/index.htm You can also do sort of a "swamp style" bimini using some fabric/tarp and a few support poles like these. https://www.tinboats.net/forum/download/file.ph...
by kfa4303
29 Apr 2014, 11:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: center console pvc t top stick steer dive Jon
Replies: 3
Views: 456

center console pvc t top stick steer dive Jon

Super cool mod! I love anything DIY and have done quite a few projects on my own boat using PVC including a grab bar, tiller extender, rod holders, push pole clips, manual bilge pump and more. Granted, it's not as nice as aluminum tubing or carbon fiber, but it works great for the weekend warrior in...
by kfa4303
15 Apr 2014, 10:07
Forum: Boat House
Topic: beat the heat ...... shade / cover / bimini / t-top
Replies: 30
Views: 7330

beat the heat ...... shade / cover / bimini / t-top

Here's my little umbrella + grab bar combo. It works pretty well and was very cheap/easy to make.
by kfa4303
25 Mar 2014, 10:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 12' Alumacraft wont plane?!
Replies: 14
Views: 937

12' Alumacraft wont plane?!

A 9.5hp is just barely enough to plane that boat with a full load. I would suggest a simple, removable PVC tiller extender which would allow you to sit, stand and move around at will to best shift the weight. Hyrdofoils/"whale tails" are cheap-o, $20 gimmicks that simply mask a bigger issue. After a...
by kfa4303
25 Mar 2014, 10:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: pressure treated wood
Replies: 36
Views: 12328

pressure treated wood

Left to it's own devices, PT lumber will ABSOLUTELY corrode your aluminum hull!!!!!!! Just because some manufacturers use it, doesn't mean it's right. It means they're bad/cheap manufacturers trying to save a buck. There's a reasons "marine grade plywood" doesn't use the same preservatives as normal...
by kfa4303
24 Mar 2014, 11:37
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 16' Arkansas Traveler
Replies: 17
Views: 2457

16' Arkansas Traveler

she cleaned up nicely. Sounds like you've got a plan too. Can't wait for the updates. Any ideas on a motor?
by kfa4303
23 Mar 2014, 16:43
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 14' Arkansas Traveler
Replies: 35
Views: 3605

14' Arkansas Traveler

Great to have another AT owner in the forums. This link may be of some use. Also, it's best to apply any seem sealants/patches, or other watertight repairs to a hull of any sort (fiberglass or aluminum) to the INTERIOR of the hull only. Never on the outside. If it's not too much trouble, I would rem...
by kfa4303
23 Mar 2014, 16:37
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Mirrocraft ???? Closed to open bow conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Mirrocraft ???? Closed to open bow conversion

+1. It would be a shame to cut into an old, vintage tinny that's made it intact this long :/ Why try to turn a car into a truck anyway? Besides, the cap on some of these old hulls is actually structural and cannot/should not be altered. I would look for a Jon boat or semi-V hull with an open bow. Th...
by kfa4303
23 Mar 2014, 16:34
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 16' Arkansas Traveler
Replies: 17
Views: 2457

16' Arkansas Traveler

Cool find. I have a '59, 14ft. AT myself. Good luck on the resto. This link may help.

https://www.fiberglassics.com/library/Arkansas_traveler
by kfa4303
23 Mar 2014, 16:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How to - transom
Replies: 4
Views: 360

How to - transom

Hi Gscott. Welcome to tinboats. There are really only a few rules when it comes to rebuilding these old tinnies. For starters, NEVER use pressure treated lumber as the chemicals used to preserve it will cause pitting in your hull. Instead, use high quality non-pt, exterior grade plywood. Most folks ...
by kfa4303
15 Feb 2014, 10:49
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Project: Shoebox - 1764 Fisher FINISHED!!
Replies: 182
Views: 23107

**NEW HERE** Bought 1st boat (PICS), Questions about it????

welcome to tinboats. Nice score on the boat. If the motor runs, $900 is a great deal. These old tinboats are basically a blank slate. Just a few rules to remember: NEVER use pressure treated lumber as it will lead to galvanic corrosion of the hull. Instead, use high quality, exterior grade plywood a...
by kfa4303
15 Feb 2014, 10:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Pods on a tiller
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Pods on a tiller

I agreee that pods are probably overkill for that particular set up. As others have said, they're generally used to offset the extra weight of a 4-stroke. However, if the boat isn't "squatting" in the stern and hops up on plane, you should be fine. Save your money on gas and bait. Besides, the old t...
by kfa4303
08 Feb 2014, 13:50
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Alumancraft 1442 Console? Center or Side?
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Alumancraft 1442 Console? Center or Side?

Honestly....no console. Tiller is the best option for a 1442. +1. I'm a big fan of tillers too. I use one along with a grab bar on my 20hp and it works great. It lets me sit, stand and move around freely while underway while still keeping my weight along the center line. I made both my tiller exten...
by kfa4303
08 Feb 2014, 13:40
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: G ideas for back deck build
Replies: 22
Views: 1595

G ideas for back deck build

Cool idea! Never seen that one before. I'll be stealing it in short order :) Of course you could also use plywood and/or aluminum plate and ange, but this is a lot cooler and seems like it would be less cost and effort in the long run. If you pant it well and use stainless steel hardware, it will pr...